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Goodnow Farms Putnam Rye Whiskey 77%

Goodnow Farms Putnam Rye Whiskey 77%

Weight: 55 g

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Reasons to Love

Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

They use 55 bottles of Boston Harbor Distillery's distinctive "Putnam Rye Whiskey" to craft this Special Reserve chocolate, giving this bar an intense whiskey flavor like no other! They start by steeping nibs from their award-winning Esmeraldas bar in whiskey for several days, which allows the nibs to absorb the complex flavor notes of the rye. Since chocolate and water don't mix they then allow the nibs to dry completely before putting them in their stone grinders to create this incredible bar. For this bar they also fresh press their own single origin Esmeraldas cocoa butter. This exceptional step makes the bar exceedingly smooth and intensely flavorful... as well as truly single origin.

Awards
AOC-gold-2022 Award AOC-gold-2021 Award AOC-gold-2019 Award ICA-silver-2023 Award ICA-silver-2020 Award AOC-silver-2020 Award

Manufactured in a facility which also processes dairy

Trace Dairy

Manufactured in a facility which also processes peanuts

Trace Peanuts

Sesame Free

Sesame Free

Soy Free

Soy Free

Manufactured in a facility which also processes Tree Nuts

Trace Tree Nut

No animal products, and vegan sugar or alternative sweetener

Vegan+

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

INGREDIENTS & ALLERGENS

Ingredients: cacao beans, organic sugar, single origin cocoa butter (Esmeraldas), rye whiskey.


May contain traces of tree nuts and peanuts.

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Maker

Goodnow Farms

Goodnow Farms chocolate is handcrafted in Massachusetts. All the cacao they use is ethically sourced from small farmers and producers that Tom and Monica have met during their travels throughout Mexico, Central and South America. The cacao is carefully stone ground, and conched in small batches. They also press their own cocoa butter for each bar. They admired the concept of single origin bars and capturing the different taste profiles, and uniqueness through each bar. They discovered their love for real craft chocolate after visiting a vintage shop in Los Angeles. Tom and Monica officially created Goodnow Farms in 2016 but have been crafting their creations since 2008. The pair works hard to engage with the communities where they receive their cacao from to ensure farmers are fairly compensated and practice sustainable farming.

Cacao Region

Duarte, Dominican Republic

Duarte is a northern province of the Dominican Republic, named after Juan Pablo Duarte, the founder of the country. The province is located in the eastern portion of the Cibao Valley, and finds its economic base in both commercial industry & processing, and agriculture. Duarte grows over two-thirds of the Dominican Republic’s exported cacao, as well as ~60% of the rice consumed within the country; other crops include coffee, tobacco, and bananas.

Cacao Estate

Costa Esmeraldas

Located in the coastal Ecuadorian province of Esmeraldas, this family-run estate has experienced a complete turnaround in recent years. After nearly a decade of their farm just scraping by through selling produce into the commodity market, in 2015 the Salazar family took on the project of completely revamping the 100-hectare farm. This included adding a complete post-harvest processing facility on-site, which is now managed by Freddy Salazar, the youngest sibling in the family. Management of the cacao orchards create over 40 full-time jobs within the local community in rural Esmeraldas, while the fine flavor neo-nacional beans they grow are now used by over a dozen chocolate companies around the world. Makers favor it for its strong base notes of cocoa, roasted nuts, and light fruitiness, with almost no astringency or bitterness.

Cacao Strain

Cacao Strain: Esmeraldas

This cacao strain takes its name from the northern Ecuadorean province to which it is native. The path which brought it there is yet unclear, but experts agree that Esmeraldas contains some amount of criollo ancestry, maybe even the same criollo types found in ancient Mesoamerica. But whatever its origin, the pods are mostly small and maroon-colored, with relatively few fruits per tree. The characteristic flavor profile of Esmeraldas cacao is incredibly mild, with traces of spices and melon, though chocolate made from pure Esmeraldas is uncommon.

Customer Reviews

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Duncan S.
Rocking chair chocolate

Smell is interesting! I don’t have words for it. My closest non-words are “wheaty,” “yellow-green,” “fields,” “late spring,” and “Illinois,” but those are really inadequate. It evokes pleasant things without itself being pleasant? First melt: Has a dry, cutting sort of property, a little dusky in the back of my throat. I’ve tasted this sort of thing before, though I’m not precisely sure where. Sort of round and smooth as it gets going, like a polished marble sphere. At least a little reminiscent of the cask-aged To’ak … has a similar ghostly wet quality. Very soft and pliable on the chew, hardly cracks at all. I feel like I am not learning what whiskey is like. If this chocolate were a dog it would be a big golden farm dog, a year or two past its prime but not yet an “old” dog. Reliable, quiet, hardworking, a little bit slow. World-wise and weary, but not without joy. I definitely like this and want more. It mmmmmaaaaybe goes on The List (of my favorite chocolates), tho we’ll have to see if something else in the lineup beats it.

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dimitrios f.
best

Excellent taste and aroma

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Laura M.c.n.F.R.
Perfect!

So smooth and chocolatey and this is the first whiskey chocolate that really hit the right chord for me. Well done!